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Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Cipher This

To paraphase Digby, WTF? The guy didn't die or anything.

Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) had tears in his eyes as he tried to speak to reporters on Tuesday afternoon. He said the former majority leader called him to give him a heads-up about the withdrawal [of Tom Daschle], which Harkin did not believe was necessary.

"I’m emotionally distraught," Harkin said. "I’m just too emotionally upset right now to talk about it."
Dude, projecting are we? You are pathetic. No wonder the GOP uses Democrats as chamber pots. This tool is bound at the hip (and wallet) to the drug and HMO corps - Good Riddance. How about Howard Dean, or even the guy working down at the 7/11?

Then witness the boundless turmoil over who gets what money, when, and how much? Every corporation and pink-handed money changer in the country is begging like a strung-out crack-whore for a rock. No plan, no defined goals, no promises.
How about, "No F'in Money!"

Perhaps it comes from years of working by myself, but isn't it generally considered a good business model to actually plan expendatures before throwing money at them willy-nilly? Banks used to require something along those lines before considering any small business loan.

Here's a plan: Examine the various departments in the government that need fixing - the FDA, OSHA, EPA, DOE, Corps of Engineers, SEC investigators, banking regulators, port security. Add to this repairs in civil infrastructure, teachers, firemen, clinics, water, erosion control, energy, etc.

I know it's leap for you guys at this point, but we have these new electronic devices called computers. Believe it or not, they do much more than mail-merge collection letters and calculate 29% interest charges on college student's credit cards; they run spreadsheets and databases and much of this can be charted, graphed, what-if'd, and hammered fairly accurately - barring any cost-plus contracts with Haliburton or Bechtel. Get Jethro Bodine in there to cipher the funds needed and throw exactly that much cash at the problem. Move on to the next issue...

Or is that just too logical?


Blogger Suzan said...

. . . logical?

(higher math, prolly)


Wed Feb 04, 10:33:00 AM  
Blogger Dr. Know said...

They teach Robber Baron math in DC.

Wed Feb 04, 10:51:00 AM  
Blogger Fran said...

Hand him a box of kleenex, he's verclempt!
Tawk amongst ourselves--- throw the bum out, making up a new name for "lobbyist" does not exonerate the no lobbyist ethics mandate.

Personally, I'm happy he's out.

Wed Feb 04, 12:48:00 PM  
Blogger Dr. Know said...

So am I, Fran, but let's hope the next candidate is more populace. And K-Street should be bulldozed.

Thu Feb 05, 07:35:00 PM  

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